Amazon http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/videos en-GB Amazon planning ad-supported streaming video service separate from Prime http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-planning-ad-supported-streaming-video-service-separate-prime/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If cheaper than Netflix, will Amazon pull more users into its ecosystem? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon Prime Instant Video" alt="Amazon Prime Instant Video" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-prime-instant-video.jpg?1416605737" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Amazon&rsquo;s Instant Video offerings make its annual Prime membership even more appealing, but word is that the company has a separate video streaming option in the works to undercut Netflix.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-planning-ad-supported-streaming-video-service-separate-prime/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-planning-ad-supported-streaming-video-service-separate-prime/news#comments Amazon Instant Video Netflix Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:34:10 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1453696 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon expected to launch curated hotel booking site in 2015 http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-expected-launch-curated-hotel-booking-site/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Report says Amazon Travel will go live near start of year, begin in major U.S. cities </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon Travel&#039;s first target: New York City?" alt="Amazon Travel&#039;s first target: New York City?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-york-city.jpg?1416585451" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Amazon is best known as the go-to retailer for nearly all things physical and digital, but the company has made some unexpected moves of late (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-apple-replacing-faulty-iphone-5-batteries-amazon-acquires-twitch-and-google-sli">like acquiring Twitch</a>) - and launching a travel booking service could be yet another.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-expected-launch-curated-hotel-booking-site/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-expected-launch-curated-hotel-booking-site/news#comments Amazon Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:57:32 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1453680 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon Fire TV http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-fire-tv/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watch out Apple TV – Amazon’s box is a smarter variety of streamer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon Fire TV review" alt="Amazon Fire TV review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-fire-tv-in-hand.jpg?1415700017" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Not content with &ldquo;copying&rdquo; Apple by producing its own tablet and a smartphone, Amazon has gone three for three by launching the Fire TV, a tiny black box that lets you stream video, photos and music to your telly. Remind you of anything?</p> <p>But despite costing the same as the Apple TV, the Fire TV sets its sights higher: it&rsquo;s a games console too, says Amazon, and thanks to wide support for apps, it doesn&rsquo;t force you into buying stuff only from its makers.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £79.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Simple setup and UI </div> <div class="field-item even"> Good AV performance </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Compact, tidy design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Voice search limited to Amazon content </div> <div class="field-item even"> Occasional remote lag </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design and setup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Fire TV is a small black square-shaped box, a little wider and flatter than the Apple TV. We think it&rsquo;s reasonably attractive, and it&rsquo;s small enough that you can hide it away if you don&rsquo;t agree.</p> <p>It connects to your TV via HDMI, which can carry either 720p or 1080p HD video, and also offers an optical output for Dolby Digital Plus surround sound. Dual-channel, dual-aerial Wi-Fi is the internet connection we expect most people to use, and we found it worked flawlessly, but there&rsquo;s also Ethernet if you prefer the reliability of a wired hookup.</p> <p>A USB 2.0 port rounds things off, but as far as we can tell this is included purely for the purposes of charging external devices &ndash; it doesn&rsquo;t support external drives and won&rsquo;t allow you to expand the storage beyond the 8GB of built-in space (only 5GB or so of which is actually available once you account for Amazon&rsquo;s OS).</p> <p>There&rsquo;s a small, rubbery-skinned remote control included too. But you&rsquo;ll need to buy your own HDMI cable. The gamepad controller required for many of Fire TV&rsquo;s more complex games is a &pound;35 optional extra.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HDMI carries up to 1080p video to your TV" alt="HDMI carries up to 1080p video to your TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-fire-tv-plugged-in.jpg?1415700017" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The remote has a pleasingly grippy matte surface" alt="The remote has a pleasingly grippy matte surface" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-fire-tv-remote.jpg?1415700017" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon Fire TV tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Video output: 1080p or 720p at up to 60fps</p> <p>Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8064</p> <p>Memory: 2GB</p> <p>Storage: 8GB</p> <p>Connectivity: HDMI; optical audio; Ethernet; USB 2.0; Bluetooth 2.1 (for remote)</p> <p>Weight: 281g</p> <p>Dimensions: 115 x 115 x 17.5mm</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> User interface </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Once you&rsquo;ve hooked the box up to your TV and broadband supply and sat through the autoplay introductory video (which concisely explains what you can do with the Fire TV and how you can do it) you&rsquo;re presented with the simple home screen: a list of categories on the left edge and a mosaic of content filling the rest.</p> <p>Using the remote, you can zip around these menus to browse things to watch &ndash; either streamed through your Amazon Prime Instant Video account or rented/purchased for extra cash. You can also install apps and games (more on all that below), and adjust the Fire TV&rsquo;s settings.</p> <p>The remote control is a simple one, with only the buttons you need on board: cursor, back, home, options and playback controls, plus a microphone button that fires up voice search. It mostly works just as it should, except for the occasional bout of lag (more on that below).</p> <p>The cloud-powered voice search works very smoothly. Hold the mic button, wait for the tone and speak and the Fire TV will quickly bring up a list of content based on the term. It&rsquo;s so accurate (it never once slipped up when we used it) and fast enough that it&rsquo;ll swiftly become the default way you search for things. There&rsquo;s one issue with it, however: it only searches for Amazon-derived content, and won&rsquo;t delve into third-party services. So if, say, you were to voice search for &ldquo;Sons of Anarchy&rdquo;, the results would list only the Amazon Prime version and Amazon&rsquo;s rent/buy options, not the show on Netflix.</p> <p>Owners of Amazon&#39;s Fire Phone or Kindle Fire HDX tablets can use their device as a second screen while watching Prime movies (viewing info on the actors etc. &ndash; it&#39;s all a bit basic and pointless in our opinion, but some might enjoy it), or fling pages from their mobile device onto their living room telly through the Fire TV. Other phones and tablets don&#39;t work.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The voice search results only list Amazon-derived content" alt="The voice search results only list Amazon-derived content" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-fire-tv-voice-search.jpg?1415700017" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Movies, TV and music </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Amazon Prime members will get the most out of the Fire TV. A subscription to the service allows you to stream a wide selection of films and TV shows through the box, many of them in 1080p HD quality. The streaming picture quality isn&rsquo;t up to Blu-ray standards &ndash; we found it a little soft at times, even with big ticket films like <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em>, and there&rsquo;s visible contouring in smooth colour gradations &ndash; but it&rsquo;s not bad at all.</p> <p>Amazon Music users can also access their cloud-stored MP3 collections by linking the Fire TV with their account. Obviously, you&rsquo;re probably not going to want to use your telly&rsquo;s tiny speakers in place of a proper hi-fi, but if you&rsquo;ve got the Fire TV wired to a decent speaker system this is a handy way to access more music.</p> <p>But it&rsquo;s not limited to Amazon&rsquo;s own services. You can also rent or buy individual films and shows for a fee (most films are &pound;3.49 to rent and between &pound;7.99 and &pound;9.99 to own), and there&rsquo;s also, via installable apps, access to third-party video services like Netflix, BBC iPlayer and Demand 5. Streaming video quality is also impressive with these, although as mentioned above you can&rsquo;t scout their libraries using the Fire TV&rsquo;s voice search option &ndash; you&rsquo;ll have to type in text using the remote instead.</p> <p>Another app lets you turn the Fire TV into a Spotify Connect music player, meaning you can grab your smartphone or tablet, fire up the Spotify mobile app and (provided you&rsquo;re a premium subscriber), play your tunes through the Fire TV.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/spotify/why-you-should-care-about-spotify-connect/feature">Why you should care about Spotify Connect, the tech that&#39;ll fill your home with streamed music</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="You&#039;ll need a Prime account to get the most out of the Fire TV" alt="You&#039;ll need a Prime account to get the most out of the Fire TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-fire-tv-video.jpg?1415700017" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gaming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Amazon has made much of the Fire TV&rsquo;s capabilities as a games console, but in reality it&rsquo;s not going to give the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/review" target="_blank">PS4</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review" target="_blank">Xbox One</a> or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo-wii-u/review" target="_blank">Wii U</a> any sleepless nights &ndash; it&rsquo;s basically the equivalent of a powerful tablet as a gaming device. There&rsquo;s nothing wrong with that, of course, and for those who don&rsquo;t want to shell out megabucks for a &ldquo;real&rdquo; console there are some good games here, albeit mostly reworkings of mobile titles. Telltale&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/walking-dead-episode-one/review"><em>The Walking Dead</em></a> is probably the highlight at launch (both &ldquo;seasons&rdquo; of the game are available for free, if you&rsquo;re a Prime subscriber), but there are a handful of other reasonably diverting games &ndash; and more are on the way.</p> <p>The &pound;35 wireless controller resembles a squarer Xbox 360 pad. It&rsquo;s not as comfy as that controller, and there&rsquo;s no rumble function, but overall it&rsquo;s a fine gamepad that means you can actually play action games. The Fire TV&rsquo;s regular remote can be used to play more sedate, simple games.</p> <p>We have noticed severe input lag at various times when using the gamepad and the remote, and it&#39;s been so bad (three to four seconds) that it made the Fire TV nigh-on unusable. A reset of the box (which involves literally unplugging the power cable, then plugging it back in &ndash; there&#39;s no other way) sorted it, but it&#39;s happened more than once. Hopefully Amazon this is a simple bug that Amazon is in the process of squashing, because having to monkey around with cables gets old really fast.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/review" target="_blank">Sony PS4 long-term review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The controller is very Xbox 360-ish" alt="The controller is very Xbox 360-ish" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-fire-tv-games-controller.jpg?1415700017" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon Fire TV verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While you couldn&rsquo;t call it totally open, the Fire TV isn&rsquo;t locked inside its walled garden quite as tightly as the Apple TV is &ndash; let&#39;s say the gate is ajar. It embraces more third-party providers than Apple, including rivals such as Spotify. It&rsquo;s a games console, too &ndash; OK, it&#39;s more Ouya than PS4, but it&#39;s a step in the right direction and already works well - when it works.</p> <p>That lag issue needs fixing pronto, and we want to see more (or expandable) storage and wider scope for voice search in future updates, but this is a great first effort at a living room streamer from Amazon.</p> <p>It might look like an Apple TV rip-off, but this is an altogether smarter breed of streamer. Its power, voice search, support for third-party content and passable impression of a games console nudge ahead of the competition.</p> <p>Time to step up, Apple.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-phone/review">Amazon Fire Phone review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon has come a long way from simply selling books" alt="Amazon has come a long way from simply selling books" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-fire-tv-shelf.jpg?1415700017" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Powerful, flexible and user-friendly, Amazon&rsquo;s box has staked a spot among the streaming elite</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-fire-tv/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-fire-tv/review#comments Amazon Fire TV Streaming Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:41:02 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1452743 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon's new Echo speaker is basically Siri in a can http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazons-new-echo-speaker-basically-siri-can/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Well, this was unexpected. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="784" height="588" title="HAIL THE TUBE" alt="Amazon&#039;s new Echo speaker is basically Siri in a can" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-echo.jpg?1415356545" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>That right there, is the Echo - Amazon&#39;s answer to, well, we&#39;re not quite sure yet.</p> <p>It&#39;s a Bluetooth speaker that&#39;s constantly connected to the cloud, with the sole purpose of being your personal information and entertainment butler.</p> <p>&quot;Beam-forcing technology&quot; and seven microphones apparently lets it pick up your voice from any direction, providing you with weather, travel, news and general information, whenever you ask for it - Google Now and Siri-style.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Echo appears to be US-only for now, priced at US$200 or US$100 for Amazon Prime members, and you&#39;ll need to apply for an invite if you want to be an early adopter.</p> <p>We&#39;re watching this with interest from the sidelines from now. Will this go the way of the obscure and quirky <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-nexus-q-review-–-hands/news" target="_blank">Google Nexus Q</a>?&nbsp;</p> <p>Time will tell.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.amazon.com/oc/echo" target="_blank">Amazon</a>, via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/6/7167793/amazon-echo-speaker-announced" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="955" height="717" title="STATS" alt="Amazon&#039;s new Echo speaker is basically Siri in a can" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-echo-2.jpg?1415356545" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon Echo: Siri in a can </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazons-new-echo-speaker-basically-siri-can/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazons-new-echo-speaker-basically-siri-can/news#comments Amazon Bluetooth Speakers Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:34:20 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1452403 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon “learned a lot” from Fire Phone reception, says more to come http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-learned-lot-fire-phone-reception-says-more-come/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No, the curious and arguably overpriced smartphone won’t be Amazon’s last </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon Fire Phone" alt="Amazon Fire Phone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-firephone-inhand_0.jpg?1415249950" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Fire Phone didn&rsquo;t exactly live up to the hype, with some sticker shock over the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-amazon-admits-fire-phone-was-overpriced-ee-s-4g-network-hits-london-and-seth-ro">higher-than-expected price</a> and somewhat gimmicky feature set. So be it: Amazon says it can and will do better.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-learned-lot-fire-phone-reception-says-more-come/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-learned-lot-fire-phone-reception-says-more-come/news#comments Amazon Fire Phone Kindle Smartphones Wed, 05 Nov 2014 20:27:22 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1452308 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Amazon admits Fire Phone was overpriced, EE’s 150Mbps 4G+ network hits London, and Seth Rogen to play Woz in Steve Jobs biopic? http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-amazon-admits-fire-phone-was-overpriced-ee-s-4g-network-hits-london-and-seth-ro <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the tech news you need to start Friday with a bang </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon Fire Phone" alt="Amazon Fire Phone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-firephone-inhand.jpg?1414748110" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon admits Fire Phone was overpriced </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When rumours of Amazon&rsquo;s impending entrance into the smartphone game heated up earlier this year, we assumed the company would continue its winning tablet strategy of undercutting the competition on price while still delivering a quality product.</p> <p>That ended up not being the case, as the US$199 (&pound;125) on-contract launch price for the Fire Phone was on par with flagship devices from other companies - and few would&rsquo;ve considered Amazon&rsquo;s phone a true competitor on that level. With mid-range hardware and some early software issues, it just didn&rsquo;t connect with customers, and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-super-smash-bros-wii-u-gets-eight-player-mode-fire-phone-drives-amazon-losses-a">the company&rsquo;s recent earnings report</a> showed the damage.</p> <p>Amazon dropped the price to US$0.99 before long, and it launched at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-fire-phone-sale-30-september-exclusively-o2/news">a discounted rate in the UK</a>, but the company&rsquo;s senior vice president of devices, David Limp, has since acknowledged the initial misjudgment. &ldquo;We didn&rsquo;t get the price right,&rdquo; he tells Fortune. &ldquo;I think people come to expect a great value, and we sort of mismatched expectations. We thought we had it right. But we&rsquo;re also willing to say, &lsquo;we missed.&rsquo; And so we corrected.&rdquo;</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://fortune.com/2014/10/30/amazon-exec-fire-phone-priced-wrong/">Fortune</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://fortune.com/2014/10/30/amazon-exec-fire-phone-priced-wrong/ http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-phone/review">Amazon Fire Phone review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> EE launches 4G+ network in London </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Got a brand new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 4</a> or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-alpha/review">Galaxy Alpha</a> on EE? You&rsquo;re in luck, as the carrier has switched on its 4G+ (LTE-Advanced) network in central London, capable of speeds of up to 150Mbps (or 90Mbps on average). The CAT6 network blends parts of the 1800MHz and 2.6Ghz spectrums to provide enhanced service for those using supported devices, with promised speeds faster than fibre broadband.</p> <p>Just the two Samsung handsets work for now - no iPhone 6 compatibility here - but the move is theoretically beneficial for all of EE&rsquo;s 4G customers, as EE says the added spectrum will take some strain off of the network for everyone else. Greater London and other major UK cities are set to pick up coverage next year, as well.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy Note 4" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note4-photoinhand.png?1414748110" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seth Rogen to play Woz in Steve Jobs movie </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Batman is Steve Jobs, and now Green Hornet is Woz? That&rsquo;s the word coming out of Hollywood late this week, as <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-super-smash-bros-wii-u-gets-eight-player-mode-fire-phone-drives-amazon-losses-a">last week&rsquo;s confirmation</a> that Christian Bale will take the role of Steve Jobs in Sony&rsquo;s upcoming biopic has been followed by word that funnyman Seth Rogen is expected to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s against type in one respect, as Rogen typically doesn&rsquo;t take on dramatic roles - but then again, Woz is generally considered a goofball, and we know that the actor from <em>Pineapple Express</em> and <em>Knocked Up</em> can handle that. Maybe it&rsquo;ll be a transformational role, like with his frequent co-star Jonah Hill and <em>Moneyball</em>.</p> <p>Aaron Sorkin (<em>The Social Network</em>) has written the script based on Walter Isaacson&rsquo;s excellent biography on Jobs, with Danny Boyle (<em>Slumdog Millionaire</em>) set to direct. No release date has been announced.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://variety.com/2014/film/news/seth-rogen-steve-wozniak-steve-jobs-biopic-1201338038/">Variety</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/better-or-worse-apple-s-ipad-line-shows-its-now-very-different-company/feature">For better or worse, Apple&rsquo;s iPad lineup shows its now a very different company</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="793" title="Steve Wozniak" alt="Steve Wozniak" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/steve-wozniak.jpg?1414748110" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Call of Duty has amped-up zombies </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The popular zombies mode from multiple past <em>Call of Duty</em> entries will appear in next week&rsquo;s <em>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</em>, it appears - a secret that Activision and Sledgehammer Games had apparently kept close to the vest for quite some time.</p> <p>A leaked cinematic hit the web yesterday, showing a character with the super future armor from the game evading hyperactive attackers that are much faster than previous games&rsquo; shambling zombies, and with a wild vertical leap to boot. Sledgehammer&rsquo;s Glen Schofield acknowledged the leak on Twitter, but Activision is still pulling down unauthorized trailers as quickly as they&rsquo;re being uploaded.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/10/30/zombies-mode-leaked-in-call-of-duty-advanced-warfare">IGN</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/call-duty-advanced-warfare/review">Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare hands-on preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="671" title="Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" alt="Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/callofduty-aw-zombies.png?1414748110" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Assassin’s Creed trailer teases sci-fi shenanigans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;ve heard all about French Revolution-era Paris in next month&rsquo;s <em>Assassin&rsquo;s Creed Unity</em>, but it appears that there may be other moments in time that you&rsquo;ll explore. This new &ldquo;Time Anomaly&rdquo; trailer hints at some time-twisting weirdness ahead, but Ubisoft seems content to just mess with fans for now and leave the surprise intact. What is happening here?</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blog.ubi.com/assassins-creed-unity-time-anomalies/">UbiBlog</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/assassins-creed-unity/review">Assassin&rsquo;s Creed Unity preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wW_-exDp3CE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-amazon-admits-fire-phone-was-overpriced-ee-s-4g-network-hits-london-and-seth-ro#comments Amazon Apple Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Fire Phone Galaxy Alpha Galaxy Note 4 Gaming Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1451862 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: First Destiny expansion dated, Nintendo’s non-wearable sleep tracker revealed, and Amazon’s Fire TV Stick sold out ’til 2015 http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-first-destiny-expansion-dated-nintendo-s-non-wearable-sleep-tracker-and-amazon- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our quick-hit morning tech news roundup can get you informed in a hurry </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Destiny: The Dark Below" alt="Destiny: The Dark Below" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/destiny-expansion1.jpg?1414742698" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Destiny expansion out in December </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Already logged dozens of hours in Bungie&rsquo;s <em>Destiny</em> and ready for a fresh challenge? Activision sent out word yesterday that the online multiplayer shooter will launch its first planned expansion pack, <em>The Dark Below</em>, on 9 December.</p> <p>Priced at &pound;19.99, <em>The Dark Below</em> bumps the player level cap to 32 (from 30), tosses in a slew of new weapons and gear, and adds five Bounty slots. It&rsquo;s set on the Moon, with new character Eris offering fresh missions to undertake to stop the Hive from summoning a god named Crota to demolish Earth.</p> <p>The Will of Crota, a new co-op Strike, joins a six-player Raid called Crota&rsquo;s End in the set, plus there are three new multiplayer maps to battle within. And PlayStation players get a bonus co-op Strike named The Undying Mind, which is a timed exclusive. A second expansion called <em>House of Wolves</em> will follow in 2015, and you can buy both now for the discounted rate of &pound;34.99.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/destiny/review">Destiny review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sleep tracker leads Nintendo’s health platform </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Following a rough patch of late with its gaming business (although things are <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/29/7088425/the-best-mario-kart-ever-steers-nintendo-to-profit">starting to look up</a>), Nintendo plans to expand its focus in the future - and we&rsquo;re not talking about mobile games. Instead, the Japanese company intends to launch a &ldquo;Quality of Life&rdquo; platform, and the first part of that is a sleep tracker that measures your zzz&rsquo;s using radio waves.</p> <p>Interestingly, it&rsquo;s non-wearable; as seen in the diagram above, it sits next to the bed and measures your slumber without impeding it, and then uploads the data to a cloud-powered online interface. The Quality of Life initiative isn&rsquo;t set to debut until 2016, so it could be some time before we&rsquo;re all measuring and analyzing our sleep with help from the house that Mario built, but it&rsquo;s certainly an intriguing twist for the company.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library/events/141030/05.html">Nintendo</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/29/7130229/nintendo-qol-sleep-tracking-device">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/nintendo-shows-updated-3ds-and-3ds-xl-designs/news">Nintendo shows off updated 3DS and 3DS XL designs</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Nintendo&#039;s sleep tracker" alt="Nintendo&#039;s sleep tracker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-sleep-tracker_0.jpg?1414742698" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon Fire TV Stick sold out through end of year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Amazon didn&rsquo;t bother mentioning a UK release date for its just-revealed Fire TV Stick, a low-priced streaming video competitor to Google&rsquo;s Chromecast and the Roku Streaming Stick, but we have a feeling it won&rsquo;t be until sometime in 2015.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s because new U.S. orders placed as of yesterday won&rsquo;t be delivered until January at the earliest - a solid couple of months after its 19 November release there. The US$39 (&pound;25) device is apparently a big hit, and Amazon offering it at half-price on Monday to Prime subscribers no doubt helped blow through the initial launch stock.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-fire-tv-stick-ship-date-pushed-back-to-january/">CNET</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-launches-tiny-affordable-fire-tv-stick-streamer/news">Amazon launches tiny, affordable Fire TV Stick streamer</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon Fire TV Stick" alt="Amazon Fire TV Stick" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-fire-tv-stick.jpg?1414650781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Modder’s Xbook Duo houses Xbox One and 360 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just last week, we brought you word of a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-microsoft-s-rumoured-fitness-band-out-soon-fitbit-has-smartwatch-and-custom-ps4-">custom PlayStation 4 laptop</a> made by an intrepid modder - and now he&rsquo;s gone and topped himself by quite a large margin. Introducing the Xbook Duo.</p> <p>Yes, it has an Xbox One inside, but it also contains an Xbox 360. Modder Edward Zarick somehow squeezed the guts of both within one custom &ldquo;laptop,&rdquo; which features a 3D-printed body and a Vizio 1080p display. Unlike the PS4 option, Zarick doesn&rsquo;t seem ready to sell this one to interested parties (at least not yet), but you can learn about its creation by watching the video above.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.edsjunk.net/wordpress/?p=277">Ed&rsquo;s Junk</a> via <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/29/7089935/xbox-laptop-xbook-xbox-360-xbox-one-backward-compatible">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review">Long-term test: Microsoft Xbox One review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uvFwaxWJHxU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-first-destiny-expansion-dated-nintendo-s-non-wearable-sleep-tracker-and-amazon-#comments Amazon Destiny Fire TV Gaming Nintendo Xbox 360 Xbox One Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1451777 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon UK now selling mobile phones on contract http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-uk-now-selling-mobile-phones-contract/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over 90 pay monthly phone deals are available on the site from today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon UK now selling mobile phones on contract" alt="Amazon UK now selling mobile phones on contract" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-mobile-phone-page.jpg?1414492534" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Amazon UK has just introduced pay monthly mobile phones to its online &ldquo;Phones &amp; Accessories&rdquo; store.</p> <p>From today, over 90 phones are available on deals that start from &pound;13 and nothing to pay up front. All plans are 24 months in length and offered through the O2 network, which has a partnership with Amazon.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Naturally, Amazon is also selling its own <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-phone/review">Fire Phone</a> with a contract: you can get it from &pound;0 upfront and &pound;28 a month, which gets you unlimited calls and texts and 1GB of data.</p> <p>If you were wondering about iPhones, think again &ndash; Amazon&rsquo;s selection of monthly deals does not include any with Apple&rsquo;s phones. Yet, at least.</p> <p>You can check out the full range of phones and tariffs <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/b/ref=br_imp_ara-1?_encoding=UTF8&amp;node=1340858031&amp;pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&amp;pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&amp;pf_rd_r=0WHE3YV77GK2MM0N8KS3&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=539810087&amp;pf_rd_i=560820" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-phone/review">Amazon Fire Phone review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Fire Phone is front and centre of Amazon&#039;s new contract offerings" alt="The Fire Phone is front and centre of Amazon&#039;s new contract offerings" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-fire-phone-web.jpg?1414492534" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-uk-now-selling-mobile-phones-contract/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-uk-now-selling-mobile-phones-contract/news#comments Amazon Smartphones Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:34:46 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1451567 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon launches tiny, affordable Fire TV Stick streamer http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-launches-tiny-affordable-fire-tv-stick-streamer/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s the company’s answer to the Google Chromecast and Roku Streaming Stick </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon launches tiny, affordable Fire TV Stick streamer" alt="Amazon launches tiny, affordable Fire TV Stick streamer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-fire-tv-stick.jpg?1414422319" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tiny, affordable video streaming devices are becoming all the rage, it seems. First there was the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-chromecast/review">Google Chromecast</a>, then the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/roku/roku-streaming-stick/review">Roku Streaming Stick</a> &ndash; and now here&rsquo;s Amazon joining the fray with its Fire TV Stick.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Remotely serious </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Fire TV Stick, which has yet to appear on the Amazon UK website, will likely offer compatibility with the same video and music services: Amazon Prime Instant Video, Netflix, Sky News, BBC iPlayer, Vevo and more.</p> <p>Perhaps to differentiate its device from the popular Chromecast, Amazon has included a dedicated remote control (with the Chromecast, you have to use a phone, tablet or computer to control playback) and an impressive 8GB of RAM (the Chromecast has just 2GB). There&rsquo;s also fast MIMO Wi-Fi tech so those with home broadband that uses the 802.11ac protocol could see fewer drops and buffering pauses.</p> <p>Owners of Amazon&rsquo;s Fire Phone or Kindle Fire HDX tablets will be able to throw content from them onto their living room TV via the Stick, too.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s no UK price or release date info for the Amazon Fire TV Stick yet, but it&rsquo;ll be available in the US from 19th November, priced at US$39 (&pound;25), which includes one month of Amazon Prime membership.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/10/27/amazon-fire-stick/" target="_blank">Mashable</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-launches-tiny-affordable-fire-tv-stick-streamer/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-launches-tiny-affordable-fire-tv-stick-streamer/news#comments Amazon Streaming Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:04:02 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1451495 at http://www.stuff.tv Promoted: One year of Amazon Prime http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/promoted-one-year-amazon-prime/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s time to revolutionise your viewing with one year of Amazon Prime Instant Video, free with every Amazon Fire phone purchased until 31 December 2014 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="525" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/feature-prime._V326826528__0.jpg?1414333981" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cdn.stuff.tv/new-perspectives"><img src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/imagecache/news_main_image/images/news/authorboxes_morelikethis.jpg" style="display:block; float:left; padding-right:10px;" /></a></p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Right here, right now</strong></p> <p>Some TV just can&#39;t wait &ndash; <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MU41MAG/ref=s9_V5jB7l0000_g318_i4_p_l?pf_rd_p=532771127&amp;pf_rd_s=center-9&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_i=3280626031&amp;pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&amp;pf_rd_r=0VVX2K6DN5CQYPG7SG00" target="_blank">Amazon&#39;s Original Series concept</a>, for example. Currently you can watch and rate pilot episodes of new shows and have your say as to which of them are made into full shows in future. If you want to exert your influence you&#39;ll need to get in quick, so why not download them all and run your critical eye over them on your morning commute, starting this week.</p> <p><strong>Tonight, tonight, tonight</strong></p> <p>Three nights was enough to make it right for Phil Collins, but we reckon you&#39;ll need to block out the next 11 to watch the entire first season of Betas, a smart comedy about a bunch of Silicon Valley app developers. In fact, <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pilot/dp/B00ET0MZDW/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1412068210&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=betas" target="_blank">Betas</a> started out as one of those pilots last year.</p> <p><strong>What&#39;s got a bottom at the top?</strong></p> <p>Your leg. Also, our list of anarchic TV comedies. <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Apocalypse/dp/B00ET0FF98/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1412068252&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=bottom" target="_blank">Bottom</a> stretches its three jokes (frying pan over head, toilet functions and social ineptitude) over 18 episodes. Only the unique comedy pairing of Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson could pull that off. Slot this into your Sunday night schedule to fend off the looming cloud of Monday morning.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/down-blind-fanboyism-cant-we-all-be-friends/feature?utm_source=stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=Internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=New%20Perspectives%20">Stop this blind fanboyism. Can&#39;t we all just be friends?</a>&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Midweek main attraction</strong></p> <p>Produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Halle Berry, <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-New-World/dp/B00LICMM9Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1412068276&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=extant" target="_blank">Extant</a> has just rolled out its first season, and what a cracker it is. On returning from a 13-month solo stint in space, Berry finds she&#39;s pregnant. Oh, and her robotics engineer husband has created an android son for them too. You&#39;ll need to concentrate for this but not too hard. It&#39;s got Wednesday nights written all over it.</p> <p><strong>Saturday night at the movies</strong></p> <p>Staying in just got exciting. Amazon Prime does films too, so now you can pick a blockbuster Saturday night movie every week. Surely <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alan-Partridge-Alpha-Steve-Coogan/dp/B00HW11I06/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1412068309&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=alpha+papa" target="_blank">Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa</a> has to be the first vol-au-vent off the buffet. Maybe the audio-visual onslaught of Tron Legacy is more your thing, or Vin Diesel being Riddick, in Riddick. Whatever, be sure to make a date with the brilliantly funny Ted at some point.</p> <p><strong>Bedroom wallpaper</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Luther-Episode-1/dp/B00ET0ICW0/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1412068333&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=luther" target="_blank">Luther</a> is one of those rare shows that you can enjoy just by looking it at &ndash; not watching, not listening or figuring out who did what and why. The cinematography in this cat-and-mouse crime saga is stunning, rendering incredible images of London onto the screen at every turn. With Amazon Prime you can nod off to the whole 15 hours of seasons 1-3.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>READ MORE NEW PERSPECTIVES: Promoted</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/promoted-7-things-you-need-know-about-amazon-fire-phone/feature?utm_source=stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=Internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=new%20Perspectives">7 things you need to know about the Amazon Fire phone</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/next-gen-consoles-are-great-ultimate-gaming-experience-still-pc/feature?utm_source=stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=Internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=new%20Perspectives">The ultimate gaming experience? It&rsquo;s still on PC&hellip;</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/everything-old-new-again/feature?utm_source=stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=Internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=new%20Perspectives">Six and a half reasons I miss my old tech</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Wet weekend</strong></p> <p>Let it rain. So much the better if it&#39;s your day off. Now you&#39;ve got the perfect excuse to snuggle up on the sofa and watch <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/American-Werewolf-London-Griffin-Dunne/dp/B00ESQ87WK/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1412068363&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=werewolf+in+london" target="_blank">An American Werewolf in London</a> (again). Maybe they&#39;ll stick to the road this time.</p> <p><strong>Flights of fancy</strong></p> <p>Going on holiday? Lucky you. Now is the time to open your mind, and because you can download videos for offline viewing, you&#39;ll be able to entertain yourself on the plane, train or autobahn. One-shot documentaries and biogs are just the ticket here, like <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pixar-Story-Stacy-Keach/dp/B00ESQEQFC/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1412068391&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=the+pixar+story" target="_blank">The Pixar Stor</a>y, Marley, and A Talk With Hitchcock.</p> <p><strong>Heavyweight boxsets</strong></p> <p>It&#39;s great to have a seriously meaty box-set to fall back on and <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wrath-of-the-Northmen/dp/B00ET130LW/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1412068419&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=vikings" target="_blank">Vikings</a> is exactly that. There are two seasons of shouting, chopping and pillaging to get through, and at 45 minutes a slice, that&#39;s not going to be over any time soon. When it is, shift your focus to a six-season feast of Lost, five seasons of the US college comedy Community, the whole Life on Mars saga and Fawlty Towers in its entirety.</p> <p><strong>On the back burner</strong></p> <p>While you&#39;re at it you might want to have a squint at <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pilot/dp/B00ET0PGJW/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1412068440&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=twin+peaks" target="_blank">Twin Peaks</a>. Not only was it arguably the most influential TV drama ever, but it can still hold its own nearly 25 years after it first aired. With Amazon Prime you&#39;ve got a whole year to let its first two seasons bubble away on your Fire phone.</p> <p>And there you have it: 365 days of viewing pleasure. Of course, you&#39;re in control here and that&#39;s the beauty of Amazon Prime Instant Video. <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prime-Instant-Video/b?node=3280626031" target="_blank">Click here</a> to check out what&#39;s on offer and start planning your own year of on-demand viewing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Together with O2 and the Amazon Fire Phone, we&rsquo;re celebrating a fresh take on technology with New Perspectives.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/new-perspectives?utm_source=Stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=New%20Perspectives%20">Read a different view on tech every day here...</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/promoted-one-year-amazon-prime/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/promoted-one-year-amazon-prime/feature#comments Amazon New Perspectives O2 Promotion Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:04:40 +0000 Maguire 1451263 at http://www.stuff.tv Promoted: It’s easier than you think to switch to Amazon Fire Phone http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/promoted-its-easier-you-think-switch-amazon-fire-phone/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Switching to the Amazon Fire phone from Android could hardly be more simple. Here&#039;s how to download the free Amazon Transfer Assist app and get started right away. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="482" height="500" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/feature-fireOS._V326826538_.jpg?1414162044" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cdn.stuff.tv/new-perspectives"><img src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/imagecache/news_main_image/images/news/authorboxes_morelikethis.jpg" style="display:block; float:left; padding-right:10px;" /></a></p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What about my apps? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you want to continue to use apps downloaded from the Google Play store you can search for them in the Amazon Appstore and download from there. Many apps are free, and when you switch to Fire phone you also get 800 Amazon coins (equivalent to a value of &pound;8) to spend in the Amazon Appstore.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/everything-old-new-again/feature?utm_source=stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=Internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=new%20Perspectives">Six and a half reasons I miss my old tech</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Play it cloud </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can simply drag and drop music from your Android onto your Fire phone via a USB connection. If you use a Mac you&rsquo;ll need to use the free Android Transfer desktop app, which is available <a href="https://www.android.com/filetransfer/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>But there&#39;s really no need to transfer all your music directly to your Fire if you take advantage of Amazon Music. This is a smart cloud music service that lets you upload your tunes to the cloud from a computer then either stream them to your phone or download selected tracks to play offline. It even automatically adds digital versions of any eligible CDs or vinyl you&#39;ve bought from Amazon to your online collection. You can find out exactly how to do that <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201562930" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>READ MORE NEW PERSPECTIVES: promoted</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/five-things-future-will-bring/feature?utm_source=stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=Internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=new%20Perspectives">Five things the future will bring</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/wearables-need-get-under-skin-succeed/feature?utm_source=stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=Internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=new%20Perspectives">Wearables need to get under the skin to succeed</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/next-gen-consoles-are-great-ultimate-gaming-experience-still-pc/feature?utm_source=stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=Internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=new%20Perspectives">The ultimate gaming experience? Still on PC&hellip;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Er... that&#039;s it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It really is that simple to switch. Once you&rsquo;ve done that you can add accounts for your email and social networks and you&rsquo;re all set. <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201562100" target="_blank">Click here</a> for further guidance on the finer details and to learn more about switching to Amazon Fire phone, in case you&#39;ve still got any questions we haven&#39;t answered here.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Together with O2 and the Amazon Fire Phone, we&rsquo;re celebrating a fresh take on technology with New Perspectives.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/new-perspectives?utm_source=Stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=New%20Perspectives%20">Read a different view on tech every day here&hellip;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/promoted-its-easier-you-think-switch-amazon-fire-phone/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/promoted-its-easier-you-think-switch-amazon-fire-phone/feature#comments Amazon New Perspectives O2 Promotion Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:13:58 +0000 Maguire 1451257 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U gets eight-player mode, Fire Phone drives Amazon losses, and Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-super-smash-bros-wii-u-gets-eight-player-mode-fire-phone-drives-amazon-losses-a <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finish out the workweek strong with our morning tech news roundup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Super Smash Bros. for Wii U" alt="Super Smash Bros. for Wii U" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/super-smash-bros-wiiu-8players.jpg?1414292436" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Super Smash Bros. adds eight-player combat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nintendo has taken its sweet time exposing the various features to come in December&rsquo;s anticipated <em>Super Smash Bros. for Wii U</em>, and the latest is a corker: the cartoonish fighting game will support local eight-player battles - double the series&rsquo; normal amount of combatants.</p> <p>It&rsquo;ll only happen on certain enlarged stages, and it&rsquo;s not considered the normal gameplay setting for the game, but that&rsquo;s still an inviting addition if you have enough controllers to make it happen. And you might, since the game supports the Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controllers, Wii Remotes and attachments, and GameCube controllers (with an adapter).</p> <p>Nintendo also revealed that owning both the Wii U and just-released 3DS versions will earn access to <em>Pokemon</em> favorite Mewtwo as a playable character come next spring. Got time for an insane deep dive into the game? Check out Nintendo&rsquo;s just-released 35-minute exploration above.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/super-smash-bros-wii-u/review">Super Smash Bros. for Wii U preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/j0BBGzfw0pQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Significant Amazon losses pinned on Fire Phone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Amazon tried something new with its Fire Phone, and the initial results haven&rsquo;t been spectacular. Reviews were tepid (we <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-phone/review">called it &ldquo;a disappointment&rdquo;</a>), and sales were said to be so-so, although there wasn&rsquo;t any official word on the matter. But now the company has reported a loss of US$544 million (&pound;339 million) in the last quarter, and a chunk of the blame is being pointed at the Fire Phone.</p> <p>Recode reports that the company is taking a US$170 million (&pound;106 million) writedown on unsold Fire Phone inventory and cost commitments, and company CFO Tom Szkutak told reporters that the device is &ldquo;a good device in a very competitive market.&rdquo; Not the most enthusiastic statement, and much less so than we heard over the summer when the phone was first announced.</p> <p>Still, we&rsquo;d be surprised if Amazon walked away from this experiment after one round, especially with the first attempt no doubt serving as a crucial learning experience for the company. Don&rsquo;t be shocked to see a much stronger (or cheaper) effort in 2015.</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/23/7052385/amazon-q3-2014-earnings">The Verge</a>, <a href="http://recode.net/2014/10/23/amazon-takes-170-million-writedown-on-weak-fire-phone-sales/">Recode</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-phone/review">Amazon Fire Phone review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="778" title="Amazon Fire Phone" alt="Amazon Fire Phone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/firephone-launch_2.png?1414292436" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Christian Bale confirmed to play Steve Jobs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Affirming <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-hbo-planning-standalone-streaming-see-android-lollipop-statue-unveiling-and-ne">previous reports</a>, word comes that Christian Bale (<em>The Dark Knight</em> trilogy) has been pinned down to play intense Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic directed by Danny Boyle and scripted by Aaron Sorkin (based on the biography by Walter Isaacson). The screenwriter revealed the news to Bloomberg, saying Bale was &ldquo;the best actor on the board in a certain age range&rdquo; needed for the role.</p> <p>&ldquo;He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined,&rdquo; added Sorkin on the iconic role. &ldquo;There isn&rsquo;t a scene or a frame that he&rsquo;s not in. So it&rsquo;s an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it.&rdquo;</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-23/christian-bale-didn-t-have-to-audition-for-jobs-film-role.html">Bloomberg</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/steve-jobs-biopic-get-aaron-sorkin-screenplay/news">Steve Jobs biopic to get Aaron Sorkin screenplay</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Christian Bale" alt="Christian Bale" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christian-bale-batman_0.jpg?1414292436" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New channels added to Virgin TV Anywhere </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A quick heads-up to Virgin TV Anywhere subscribers, or even prospective ones: the service has added four new channels, bringing Channel 4+1, More4+1, 4Seven, and UMP to on-the-go phone, tablet, and laptop viewers. Virgin boasts that its service now has 48 more channels than Sky Go, with more than 20 channels added over the last month or so alone.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/virgin/virgin-tv-anywhere-hands-review/news">Virgin TV Anywhere hands-on review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="825" title="Virgin TV Anywhere" alt="Virgin TV Anywhere" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/virgin-tv-anywhere.jpg?1414132381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-super-smash-bros-wii-u-gets-eight-player-mode-fire-phone-drives-amazon-losses-a#comments Amazon Apple Console games Fire Phone Nintendo Virgin Wii U Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1451234 at http://www.stuff.tv Promoted: Six smartphone camera problems solved by the Amazon Fire phone http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/six-smartphone-camera-problems-solved-amazon-fire-phone/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Photo woes? Here&#039;s how Fire Phone can help </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="640" height="300" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/feature-camera-detail-hdr.jpg?1414084767" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cdn.stuff.tv/new-perspectives"><img src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/imagecache/news_main_image/images/news/authorboxes_morelikethis.jpg" style="display:block; float:left; padding-right:10px;" /></a></p> <p>Everyone&#39;s a photographer these days. Yes, even you.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. Sorting digital zoom </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;s true that megapixels aren&#39;t the be-all and end-all when it comes to image quality. But because Fire does have a large 13MP sensor, it&#39;s got an advantage when it comes to cropping into photos.</p> <p>Imagine that you&#39;ve taken an adorable photo of your nephew/niece while standing on the other side of a room. It&#39;s a great shot but because of the distance, you want to zoom in and crop the photo so that they&#39;re larger and become the main focus.</p> <p>With a lower megapixel camera, you&#39;re going to lose lots of detail and walk straight into a wall of fuzzy grain as soon as you crop in. Not good. Shots taken with the Fire retain more detail however, thanks to the higher megapixel count. Little [INSERT CHILD&#39;S NAME HERE] has never looked so adorable.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. Low-light blurring </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Low light is the enemy of all cameras but Fire has a clever weapon in its arsenal to capture more detail when you&#39;re in a dingy bar or at a romantic candle-lit dinner &ndash; optical image stabilisation (or OIS for short).</p> <p>That means that Fire&#39;s lens can physically move around within its housing, adjusting and compensating for hand movements that result in blurry shots. This means that it takes a lot less time for your camera to focus on the subject, as no matter how shaky you are at that stage of the night, your Fire phone camera will be rock steady.</p> <p>Whether or not your mates will appreciate their faces coming out clearer mid-dance, is another matter entirely.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/down-blind-fanboyism-cant-we-all-be-friends/feature?utm_source=stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=Internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=New%20Perspectives%20">Down with blind fanboyism: can&#39;t we all be friends?</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1000" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/feature-camera-popup.jpg?1414084767" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. Video you can play on the big screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fire phone can also shoot 1080p videos at a 1920 x 1080 resolution. That means you&#39;ll be able to take advantage of every single pixel on your Full HD TV, showing off your videos in all their glory.</p> <p>OIS also comes into play when you&#39;re shooting videos too, reducing camera shake and banishing Blair Witch-style camera shake. Which is definitely a good thing if you suffer from travel sickness.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. My SD card is full! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fire Phone owners are treated to full, unlimited use of Amazon&#39;s Cloud Drive service for photos taken with your Fire phone. That means that you never have to worry about running out of space on your phone again, as every photo automatically uploads to Amazon&#39;s secure cloud storage space.</p> <p>It&#39;s also a great way to ensure that if the worst comes to worst (thieves, accidental toilet drops etc) you won&#39;t lose your photos. They&#39;ll be right there in the cloud, easily accessible via your PC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>READ MORE NEW PERSPECTIVES: promoted</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/down-blind-fanboyism-cant-we-all-be-friends/feature?utm_source=stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=Internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=New%20Perspectives%20">End this blind fanboyism and let&#39;s all hug</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/technology-makes-me-better-artist-i-still-cant-draw/feature?utm_source=stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=Internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=New%20Perspectives%20">I am a better artist thanks to digital but I still can&#39;t draw</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/manifold-joys-tech-diy/feature?utm_source=stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=Internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=New%20Perspectives%20">Experience the joys of building your own tech</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. Making pictures better – instantly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>No matter how good your shots are (and we&#39;re sure they&#39;re excellent), they could sometimes benefit from a little tweaking. All the professionals do it, honest.</p> <p>Fire comes with access to the Amazon&#39;s Appstore, which has a host of photo editing apps at its disposal. You could go crazy with filters if you like but sometimes a subtle colour balance is all you need to achieve perfection.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. Fiddling around on the screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>OK, a button might not sound like the most exciting thing in the world, but there&rsquo;s one on the side of Fire that does come in very handy.</p> <p>For starters, it lets you fire up the camera in just about a second, increasing the chances of capturing great spontaneous shots, instead of fumbling around through app icons to launch the camera.</p> <p>It doubles up as a shutter button too, which results in a more stable grip and less shake than using an on-screen shutter button, reducing blur further.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Together with O2 and the Amazon Fire Phone, we&rsquo;re celebrating a fresh take on technology with New Perspectives.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/new-perspectives?utm_source=Stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=New%20Perspectives%20">Read a different view on tech every day here...</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/six-smartphone-camera-problems-solved-amazon-fire-phone/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/six-smartphone-camera-problems-solved-amazon-fire-phone/feature#comments Amazon New Perspectives O2 Promotion Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:20:09 +0000 Maguire 1451174 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon's Fire TV box is a movie streamer, games console, babysitter and more http://www.stuff.tv/multitasking-master-amazon-fire-tv-movie-streamer-games-console-and-babysitter/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATE 23/10/14: The Fire TV hits the UK today, with an £80 price tag </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="515" height="386" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-kindle-fire-tv-main.jpg?1414162620" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After months of rumours, Amazon&#39;s set-top box has been revealed at last. And at first glance it&#39;s a feature-packed entertainment monster.</p> <p>For starters, it&#39;s one of the most powerful set-top boxes around, despite its little-black-box appearance. A quad-core processor, dedicated graphics chip and 2GB of RAM make it, according to Amazon, three times more powerful than rivals such as the Roku and Apple TV. It&#39;s basically a high-end tablet, minus the screen.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Game on </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Let&#39;s just jump straight to the main course. All that power means that, yes, the Fire TV can play games, and there&#39;s a dedicated US$40 controller to take advantage of it.</p> <p>Aimed at people who&#39;d prefer to play mobile games on the big screen, the Fire TV has thousands of existing games to choose from, with big names like Minecraft and Asphalt 8 among the A-list titles.</p> <p>Amazon Game Studios also introduced its first game, Sev Zero, a first-person alien shooter with tower defence elements.</p> <p>The controller itself has all the usual buttons and sticks, along with media playback controls.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="671" height="503" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-tv-controller.jpg?1414162620" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Voice search at last </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="392" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/iframe/EnchantingIcyBaboon" width="482"></iframe></p> <p>The Fire TV also has another impressive accessory - a bundled remote - which has a built-in microphone for voice search.&nbsp;</p> <p>That means no more pecking way at individual letters painfully slowly like on the Roku or Apple TV. Simply say the name of an actor, show or movie, and you&#39;ll be presented with the search results instantly. Bliss.</p> <p>There are tonnes of services to choose from too. Amazon Prime Video is naturally one of them, but so is its rival Netflix, along with Hulu, Vimeo, YouTube and more.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tasty extras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One feature we&#39;re looking forward to testing out ourselves is called ASAP. It learns and predicts what content you like and caches it in the background when idle, meaning instant playback without any buffering.&nbsp;</p> <p>IMDB integration is also on the cards in the form of an &#39;X-Ray&#39; feature, allowing you to read up about on-screen actors during movies on your Fire HDX tablet.</p> <p>Other extras include Music in the form of Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and music purchased from Amazon itself. You can bring up lyrics of songs you&#39;re listening to with X-Ray as well, which is handy for spontaneous karaoke nights, if you&#39;re into that sort of thing.</p> <p><strong>Edit:</strong> Certain services like Pandora and Hulu won&#39;t be available for UK users, so it&#39;s worth double checking if there&#39;s a specific service you&#39;re after to avoid disappointment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="451" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-pandora.jpg?1414162620" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Child friendly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>FreeTime, the Kindle Fire HDX feature which limits children&#39;s gaming and video-watching activities also returns, making sure that little Timmy doesn&#39;t get too distracted by blasting aliens instead of finishing off his homework.</p> <p>FreeTime mode also serves up a simpler child-friendly interface with whole host of free children&#39;s content from Sesame Street, Nickelodeon and more. FreeTime mode needs a password if you want to revert to the standard interface, for extra peace of mind.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="560" height="421" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kids.jpg?1414162620" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price and release date </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Kindle Fire TV will be shipping in the US from today, for US$99. We&#39;ve contacted Aamzon with regards to UK pricing and release dates and were told that &quot;Fire TV is not available outside the US at this time and we&#39;re not able to speculate on future plans&quot;.</p> <p>We&#39;ll keep you posted, as always.</p> <p><strong>Update 23/11/14:&nbsp;</strong>The Fire TV is available for UK gadgeteers to snap up from <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00KQEJBSW/ref=gw_aftv_183787007_1?ie=UTF8&amp;nav_sdd=aps&amp;pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&amp;pf_rd_s=gateway-takeover&amp;pf_rd_r=02JASG10CHF853F75EKE&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=541821507&amp;pf_rd_i=468294" target="_blank">Amazon</a> right now, for &pound;80.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/kindle-fire-hdx/review" target="_blank">Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon launches Fire TV box </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s a movie streamer, games console, babysitter and more </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-fire-tv.jpg?1414162620" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/multitasking-master-amazon-fire-tv-movie-streamer-games-console-and-babysitter/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/multitasking-master-amazon-fire-tv-movie-streamer-games-console-and-babysitter/news#comments Amazon Games consoles TV Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:39:11 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434731 at http://www.stuff.tv Promoted: 7 things you need to know about the Amazon Fire Phone http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/promoted-7-things-you-need-know-about-amazon-fire-phone/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here&#039;s the full low-down on the retail giant&#039;s new smartphone. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/FirePhone-D-Right-App-Grid_1.jpg?1413990390" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cdn.stuff.tv/new-perspectives"><img src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/imagecache/news_main_image/images/news/authorboxes_morelikethis.jpg" style="display:block; float:left; padding-right:10px;" /></a></p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>4 Super snapper </strong><br />
Fire phone has a 13MP camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS) for less blurry shots. OIS also means that the shutter can stay open longer without resulting in blur, guzzling more light and detail for improved shots in dimmer conditions. And you can store all photos taken with Fire phone for free on Amazon&#39;s unlimited Cloud Drive service too.</p> <p><strong>5 Mayday </strong><br />
Amazon&#39;s Mayday service offers 24/7 live video tech support in case you need help clarifying or using any of Fire phone&rsquo;s features. The service can even take temporary control of your screen to go through everything step-by-step.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FirePhone_Hand_Firefly-Icon_2.jpg?1413990390" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> READ MORE NEW PERSPECTIVES: promoted </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/down-blind-fanboyism-cant-we-all-be-friends/feature?utm_source=stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=Internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=New%20Perspectives%20">End this blind fanboyism and let&#39;s all hug </a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/technology-makes-me-better-artist-i-still-cant-draw/feature?utm_source=stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=Internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=New%20Perspectives%20">I am a better artist thanks to digital but I still can&#39;t draw &nbsp;</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/everyone-s-photographer-these-days-just-not-very-good-one/feature?utm_source=stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=Internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=New%20Perspectives%20">Everyone&#39;s a photographer these days, just not a good one</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>6 Media smarts </strong><br />
Fire phone is clever enough to predict which films and TV shows you&#39;re likely to end up watching next and it can buffer them in advance with a new feature fittingly called ASAP.</p> <p><strong>7 Exclusive to O2 </strong><br />Fire phone is exclusively on O2 &ndash; you can <a href="https://www.o2.co.uk/shop/phones/amazon/fire-phone/">find it here</a>, right now. For a limited time (until 31 December 2014), it also comes with a year of Amazon Prime included, serving up movies and TV shows from Amazon&#39;s Prime Instant Video streaming service, in addition to unlimited next-day delivery on millions of items from Amazon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FirePhone-D-Maps-Yelp_1_0.jpg?1413990390" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Together with O2 and the Amazon Fire Phone, we&rsquo;re celebrating a fresh take on technology with New Perspectives. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/new-perspectives?utm_source=Stuff.tv&amp;utm_medium=internal&amp;utm_content=Content%20promo&amp;utm_campaign=New%20Perspectives%20">Read a different view on tech every day here...</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/promoted-7-things-you-need-know-about-amazon-fire-phone/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/promoted-7-things-you-need-know-about-amazon-fire-phone/feature#comments Amazon New Perspectives O2 Promotion Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:32:31 +0000 Maguire 1451085 at http://www.stuff.tv